Crossword SNITCH

A quantitative guide to the degree of difficulty of the Times Cryptic Crossword

Reference solvers for February 2019

The following solvers are used as references for the NITCH calculations in this month. The time indicated is their average solving time for error-free puzzles during the prior six months. The solvers average NITCH for each day of week is also shown, with the number of solutions for that day.

RankSolverSolutions usedAverage time MonTueWedThuFri
1Magoo6406:16 87 (14) 104 (16) 105 (14) 101 (16) 101 (14)
2Eamon Ryan11106:44 89 (25) 92 (24) 110 (23) 99 (25) 108 (24)
3Jason11107:37 84 (24) 93 (24) 110 (24) 96 (24) 114 (25)
4mistigris8108:46 86 (19) 102 (19) 100 (16) 93 (18) 117 (19)
5verlaine10108:49 87 (25) 96 (25) 105 (19) 101 (23) 114 (19)
6Ron's mum2909:17 98 (10) 141 (7) 73 (7) 72 (7) 111 (8)
7aphis9910909:19 81 (23) 101 (24) 107 (24) 99 (24) 108 (24)
8Midas11309:48 90 (25) 98 (25) 102 (24) 100 (25) 107 (24)
9richard5410:31 80 (12) 103 (14) 92 (15) 113 (15) 112 (8)
10AlanS11010:40 97 (25) 89 (24) 100 (24) 93 (23) 119 (24)
11chindit9211:03 85 (21) 94 (22) 103 (16) 103 (22) 114 (21)
12asaldanha9911:44 97 (23) 86 (23) 96 (17) 99 (24) 119 (22)
13lickert10511:49 83 (22) 101 (23) 98 (21) 101 (24) 113 (25)
14chriswords10111:54 91 (24) 104 (19) 97 (25) 103 (24) 106 (19)
15glheard8112:05 92 (19) 96 (17) 111 (17) 96 (22) 106 (16)
16Derek Harrison5412:32 86 (6) 89 (15) 107 (17) 99 (15) 109 (11)
17Topical Tim10112:45 88 (22) 105 (24) 102 (18) 100 (24) 103 (23)
18Tom Stubbs10513:16 88 (25) 91 (23) 103 (19) 100 (24) 116 (24)
19Spur586313:18 87 (14) 101 (15) 103 (16) 100 (17) 108 (11)
20keriothe_8914:12 85 (21) 108 (20) 111 (17) 96 (22) 101 (19)
21PGooden7014:16 87 (17) 102 (17) 108 (15) 93 (18) 113 (13)
22neilr10914:19 83 (25) 96 (24) 100 (21) 98 (24) 120 (25)
23Silva9714:24 86 (24) 103 (25) 96 (14) 105 (23) 107 (21)
24Stavros9614:32 88 (22) 90 (21) 99 (22) 105 (22) 118 (19)
25noidea7714:36 93 (20) 101 (18) 103 (16) 97 (19) 107 (14)
26p.wild11414:49 92 (25) 96 (25) 100 (25) 105 (25) 106 (24)
27Ben Staveley4714:58 83 (7) 95 (16) 106 (11) 81 (11) 126 (12)
28mikegrocott7215:08 83 (17) 95 (12) 106 (20) 104 (16) 108 (17)
29fshephe11215:11 93 (23) 97 (25) 110 (24) 96 (25) 102 (25)
30Jon8810515:32 88 (24) 97 (23) 101 (23) 104 (23) 108 (22)
31jimpen8415:36 78 (21) 104 (20) 105 (19) 98 (17) 116 (17)
32Sheapey10615:45 77 (22) 88 (24) 113 (22) 103 (25) 117 (23)
33Groucho8215:55 90 (25) 104 (18) 109 (19) 96 (16) 103 (14)
34SimonAnthony8115:58 78 (20) 102 (19) 102 (20) 119 (17) 100 (15)
35Tibthorpe10916:07 75 (25) 99 (24) 112 (25) 98 (24) 116 (21)
36Malcj10116:15 84 (22) 102 (23) 102 (21) 90 (22) 119 (23)
37Spanna3716:16 94 (14) 101 (8) 100 (11) 99 (8) 113 (6)
38cyrillic7316:31 88 (17) 97 (18) 103 (19) 102 (17) 111 (12)
39Sue Sweeper6517:08 70 (14) 99 (14) 92 (12) 100 (18) 128 (17)
40phthisis7817:45 87 (19) 95 (16) 113 (15) 99 (19) 106 (19)
41David Crooks9918:03 84 (23) 103 (22) 105 (23) 101 (22) 106 (19)
42MikeOsborne10318:17 83 (25) 100 (24) 112 (19) 97 (24) 111 (21)
43sotira8918:28 81 (18) 100 (20) 107 (16) 96 (21) 111 (24)
44robinh11018:33 90 (25) 98 (24) 107 (23) 93 (23) 109 (25)
45JezWoolfrey6419:17 84 (13) 84 (16) 107 (16) 101 (13) 119 (16)
46OliviaRhineb11319:24 81 (25) 98 (24) 103 (25) 104 (25) 112 (24)
47GMcD11419:45 84 (25) 95 (25) 102 (24) 103 (25) 114 (25)
48RobR5720:49 95 (15) 93 (16) 97 (11) 112 (15) 100 (10)
49Squallaby8420:54 79 (22) 94 (23) 111 (14) 107 (20) 118 (15)
50annelambirth6921:21 86 (18) 100 (14) 102 (16) 94 (17) 122 (14)
51LouWeed11221:29 92 (24) 96 (25) 101 (24) 100 (25) 109 (24)
52mcjwright10321:31 82 (23) 106 (22) 101 (22) 90 (23) 120 (23)
53sampson6221:34 98 (17) 100 (19) 104 (11) 90 (15) 112 (10)
54Zabadak10921:47 87 (25) 97 (24) 107 (23) 96 (23) 112 (24)
55Craven10921:48 88 (24) 99 (25) 100 (22) 99 (24) 111 (24)
56barracuda11321:50 89 (25) 97 (25) 106 (25) 98 (23) 108 (25)
57John Arnold6422:21 85 (19) 102 (13) 117 (11) 82 (16) 124 (15)
58pterodactyl7822:23 90 (20) 103 (17) 109 (16) 88 (17) 109 (18)
59poskir8822:40 101 (20) 101 (20) 104 (18) 94 (21) 99 (19)
60benedick6422:47 73 (13) 108 (19) 104 (15) 99 (14) 107 (13)
61Kevin Gregg9123:14 82 (19) 97 (22) 118 (21) 84 (20) 115 (19)
62Ed freshpot8623:30 89 (21) 93 (18) 114 (20) 90 (16) 109 (21)
63gbestanley8123:36 90 (21) 101 (16) 102 (18) 93 (19) 115 (17)
64Looch7523:49 80 (17) 99 (18) 116 (18) 87 (14) 111 (18)
65Edprof7424:42 87 (19) 95 (17) 107 (20) 95 (17) 125 (11)
66Solver5211124:58 88 (24) 104 (24) 106 (24) 93 (24) 106 (25)
67rjcassidy8925:02 84 (22) 105 (22) 103 (21) 92 (18) 117 (16)
68zythum8125:11 90 (20) 104 (18) 104 (18) 96 (18) 105 (17)
69colin23558625:11 83 (17) 92 (22) 89 (20) 94 (18) 138 (19)
70phmfantom9927:26 84 (23) 105 (20) 101 (21) 92 (21) 115 (24)
71Chadwick8427:51 87 (17) 95 (18) 108 (19) 99 (20) 106 (20)
72dont_panic9228:19 88 (20) 91 (23) 117 (21) 100 (18) 100 (20)
73Mkgnao5928:37 93 (14) 97 (17) 113 (11) 88 (17) 120 (10)
74iagmathewson4029:11 82 (10) 98 (13) 107 (10) 95 (8) 117 (9)
75dec6429:15 85 (15) 100 (16) 110 (17) 97 (15) 106 (11)
76struggler10829:39 93 (25) 100 (25) 103 (21) 101 (25) 102 (22)
77William M8030:18 76 (16) 96 (17) 111 (18) 95 (20) 116 (19)
78Manveru6130:22 87 (16) 99 (13) 109 (14) 99 (14) 107 (14)
79NAPASAI6531:06 98 (16) 100 (11) 90 (20) 105 (15) 110 (13)
80fudgiebates4531:57 75 (13) 94 (11) 101 (7) 105 (14) 131 (10)
81branch5232:00 66 (11) 108 (14) 106 (11) 110 (14) 102 (12)
82cassandra11532:14 93 (25) 99 (25) 103 (25) 102 (25) 100 (25)
83nekabue10332:28 86 (23) 89 (24) 111 (22) 105 (21) 108 (23)
84koro11333:43 86 (24) 99 (25) 101 (24) 103 (25) 109 (25)
85rosselliot7833:52 89 (22) 96 (16) 107 (16) 96 (18) 113 (16)
86FelicityTT5334:10 88 (12) 95 (14) 109 (13) 91 (7) 106 (17)
87ulaca6834:31 82 (17) 103 (16) 103 (14) 96 (17) 119 (14)
88Glyndwr9035:17 87 (24) 108 (20) 107 (19) 96 (20) 104 (17)
89Big Nug11235:25 82 (24) 96 (25) 98 (25) 109 (24) 113 (24)
90JohnDun10635:46 73 (24) 99 (23) 108 (24) 98 (23) 121 (22)
91Jeeves4636:31 91 (12) 105 (9) 112 (9) 84 (14) 113 (12)
92eniamretrauq7037:50 94 (12) 96 (14) 105 (18) 84 (17) 115 (19)
93Tudds10739:03 87 (24) 95 (23) 106 (23) 104 (23) 106 (24)
94Crippens110039:17 76 (25) 102 (25) 115 (21) 91 (19) 117 (20)
95123410640:07 83 (23) 105 (25) 103 (22) 94 (24) 114 (22)
96empty11440:59 89 (25) 103 (25) 105 (24) 98 (25) 102 (25)
97JerryR6649:42 73 (16) 97 (16) 109 (16) 115 (15) 106 (13)
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